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" Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide... "
Laconics: or, The best words of the best authors - Seite 102
von John Timbs - 1856
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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

David Semple, Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh - 2005 - 953 Seiten
...these were the figures that epitomised in the public mind the archetypal union of madness and genius. 'Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bounds divide' wrote Dryden, while in a IT^-century etching, Melancolicus proclaims 'the price of wisdom is melancholy'....
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英國文學史略

2006 - 491 Seiten
...high He sought the Storms; but for a Calm unfit, Would steer too near the Sands, to boast his Wit. Great Wits are sure to Madness near allied; And thin...divide: Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blessed, Refuse his Age the needful Hours of Rest? Punish a Body which he could not please; Bankrupt...
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Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists : a Documented ...

Rudolf Wittkower, Margot Wittkower - 2006 - 344 Seiten
...context, as it often was from the seventeenth century onwards, it suggested a different meaning. Dryden's Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide, and even Schopenhauer's 'genius is nearer to madness than the average intelligence' echo the misinterpreted...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life

the late Abraham Pais - 2006 - 400 Seiten
...in turn told it to me.) That behavior brings to mind the lines by the poet John Dryden (1631-1670): Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. While in Europe, Oppenheimer sought help of at least two psychiatrists: In June of 1926 [he told an...
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Science Fact and Science Fiction: An Encyclopedia

Brian M. Stableford - 2006 - 729 Seiten
...Shakespeare's grouping of "the lunatic, the lover and the poet" and John Dryden's observation that "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, /And thin partitions do their bounds divide" (1681) — is tantamount to an affirmation that some aberrations from the norm are socially and existentially...
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Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice

Mark A. Runco - 2010 - 504 Seiten
...philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all tendencies towards melancholia. — Aristotle, Problemata Great wits are sure to madness near allied/ And thin partitions do their bounds divide. —John Dryden, English dramatist (1831-1900) There is no great genius without a touch of madness —...
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